Having confidence in the long term means having faith in oneself and one’s choices. However, we all need to boost your confidence a little every day to keep your long-term confidence strong. Boosting self-confidence is a common goal shared by most women.
Many professional women do not have very high self-confidence even if they appear to be brimming over with it. For most of us there is an inner conflict going on – that ‘inner critic’; that small nagging voice that says that you are not good enough, strong enough or smart enough. It has a strangle hold on many of us. This voice can pipe up with its’ negative messages just about the time you need to be your most confident best. Here are some of my best tips to calm that inner voice and get into the zone you need to be in to face the world.
Increase your physical activity –Little things make all the difference when done each day. So, if you use the lift take the stairs instead or walk up rather than use the escalator. Park your car away from the supermarket or office and walk the rest of the way. Start cycling. Physical exercise is good for the body and mind. It has tremendous benefits like calming the brain allowing deeper breathing, defusing anger and frustration and building up your strength and endurance. It is going energize you. You end up with a spring in your step.
Wear clothes that fit you and are clean and in good repair. These are vital factors. Whatever clothes you buy whether they are designer clothes or from the high street they need to fit you well. Just being well turned out and with no pulls, snags or marks on your clothes can give you confidence.
Do some breathing exercises – Stand straight and breathe deeply. Search for peace inside you. With life’s pace being so hectic, peace is a scarce commodity, as people are pressed for time, overloaded with information, multitasking all the time, living a suffocating busy fast life. To get out of this try to focus on whom you are. Breathe from your belly. You can do this anywhere like in the lift, toilet, or even amid people in a crowd to calm yourself and increase your focus.